Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

Therefore I am to them as a lion. As a leopard I will watch by the way.

New American Standard Bible

So I will be like a lion to them;
Like a leopard I will lie in wait by the wayside.

King James Version

Therefore I will be unto them as a lion: as a leopard by the way will I observe them:

Holman Bible

So I will be like a lion to them;
I will lurk like a leopard on the path.

International Standard Version

"So I will be like a lion to them. Like a leopard I will stalk them along the road.

American Standard Version

Therefore am I unto them as a lion; as a leopard will I watch by the way;

Amplified


So I will be like a lion to them;
Like a leopard I will watch and lie in wait [ready to attack] by the road [to Assyria].

Bible in Basic English

So I will be like a lion to them; as a cruel beast I will keep watch by the road;

Darby Translation

And I will be unto them as a lion; as a leopard I will lurk for them by the way;

Julia Smith Translation

And I will be to them as a lion: as a panther upon the way I will look around.

King James 2000

Therefore I will be unto them as a lion: as a leopard by the way will I observe them:

Lexham Expanded Bible

And I will be like a lion to them; I lie in wait beside [the] way, like a leopard.

Modern King James verseion

Therefore I will be as a lion to them; as a leopard by the way I will watch them.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Therefore will I be unto them as a lion, and as a leopard in the way to the Assyrians.

NET Bible

So I will pounce on them like a lion; like a leopard I will lurk by the path.

New Heart English Bible

Therefore I am like a lion to them. Like a leopard, I will lurk by the path.

The Emphasized Bible

Therefore am I become to them as a lion, - As a leopard by the way, do I watch.

Webster

Therefore I will be to them as a lion: as a leopard by the way will I observe them.

World English Bible

Therefore I am like a lion to them. Like a leopard, I will lurk by the path.

Youngs Literal Translation

And I am to them as a lion, As a leopard by the way I look out.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Therefore I will be unto them as a lion
שׁחל 
Shachal 
Usage: 7

as a leopard
נמר 
Namer 
Usage: 6

by the way
דּרך 
Derek 
Usage: 704

will I observe
שׁוּר 
Shuwr 
Usage: 17

References

American

Fausets

Hastings

Morish

Smith

Watsons

Context Readings

Death And Resurrection

6 According to their pasture, so they were filled. They were filled, and their heart was exalted. Therefore they have forgotten me. 7 Therefore I am to them as a lion. As a leopard I will watch by the way. 8 I will meet them as a bear that is bereaved of her whelps, and will rend the caul of their heart. And there I will devour them like a lioness. The wild beast shall tear them.



Cross References

Jeremiah 5:6

Therefore a lion out of the forest shall kill them; a wolf of the evenings shall destroy them; a leopard shall watch against their cities. Everyone who goes out from there shall be torn in pieces, because their transgressions are m

Hosea 5:14

For I will be to Ephraim as a lion, and as a young lion to the house of Judah. I, even I, will tear and go away, I will carry off, and there shall be none to deliver.

Lamentations 3:10

He is to me as a bear laying in wait, as a lion in concealed places.

Isaiah 42:13

LORD will go forth as a mighty man. He will stir up [his] zeal like a man of war. He will cry, yea, he will shout aloud. He will do mightily against his enemies.

Amos 1:2

And he said, LORD will roar from Zion, and utter his voice from Jerusalem, and the pastures of the shepherds shall mourn, and the top of Carmel shall wither.

Amos 3:4

Will a lion roar in the forest, when he has no prey? Will a young lion cry out of his den, if he has taken nothing?

Amos 3:8

The lion has roared, who will not fear? Lord LORD has spoken, who can but prophesy?

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